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The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) issued a decision forming an advisory council, which is to discuss the two laws on presidential elections and the lineup of the constituent assembly on the constitution.
Dr. Hishām al-Hamāmī comments on the Churches' withdrawal in an article entitled: "Who will the Copts choose: Jesus called 'the Christ' or the thief called Barrabas"? In his article, al-Hamāmī compares the Copts protesters against the 'Islamic national' movement with the gentiles who chose to...
Thousands of members of the Muslim brotherhood attended the funerals of three (of their martyrs who died in clashes outside the Presidential Palace on Wednesday (December 5) night. The wife of one of the men, Muhammad Khalaf, accused a Copt of killing her husband, saying that eyewitnesses had...
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
President Muḥammad Mursī issued a constitutional declaration seeking retrials of former regime officials charged with murdering and attempted murdering of protesters. The declaration also contained an article immunizing all constitutional declarations and decrees issued by the president of the...
Journalist Khālid Salāh, the editor-in-chief of the independent al-Yawm al-Sābi’ newspaper, was assaulted and his car smashed outside the Egyptian Media Production City (EMPC) on Wednesday (Aug. 8). Salāh said during the investigations that a large number of bearded demonstrators carrying placards...
Under intensive security coverage, the Coptic Catholic Church in Naṣr City celebrated the Christmas Eve Mass presided by Patriarch Ibrāhīm Isḥāq.
Head of the al-Nūr political party Yūnis Makhyūn declared that the “Egyptian Nation” coalition has excluded his party more than the Muslim Brotherhood ever did. In addition, Makhyūn stated that ‘Amr Mūssa, head of the Committee of Fifty, and Sayyid Badāwī, head of the al-Wafd party, did not contact...
The 2014 Egyptian Constitution; Perspectives from Egypt
Rev. Rif’at Fikrī Sa’īd, the chairman of the Information & Publishing Council of the Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile, said his church has always been democratic and calls for equality and respect for human rights, adding the church has never directed its members to vote for any candidate...
Dozens of Copts protested outside the Supreme Court to reject verdicts sentencing 12 Christians to 25-year imprisonment terms in the case of sectarian unrest in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya, in April. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
Meanwhile, members of the Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy said the khul’ law, which granted women the freedom to end her matrimonial relationship with her husband, is a legitimate right, adding women may use their right when they find out that it is possible to continue her life with her husband...
In the same vein, Mursī pledged to form a large coalition government representative of all segments of the society and not just a government based on a parliamentary majority belonging to a single party. He praised Christians’ role in the struggle against “colonialist powers” in the past side by...
The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) had contacts with parties, revolutionary coalitions and the coordinators of the campaigns of Sabbāhī, disqualified candidate Hāzim Abū Ismā’īl and ‘Abd al-Mun’im Abū al-Futūh in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag on Saturday (May 26) to urge...
Michael Munīr, the leader of the al-Hayāh Party, rejected accusations that Copts supported Shafīq, adding the religious groups are propagating these claims to shift the battle. “Copts’ votes were divided between Mūsá and Sabbāhī. The latter garnered many Coptic young people’s votes. However, I...
Archpriest Frances Farīd, the deputy head of the Beni Suef patriarchate, denounced claims that the church backed Shafīq in the presidential elections. “The church is unable to instruct any of its congregation to vote for a definite candidate. Many of the Christians have voted for Sabbāhī or Mūsá...
Rev. Rif’at Fikrī Sa’īd, the chairman of the Information & Publishing Council of the Coptic Evangelical Synod of the Nile, said his church has always been democratic and calls for equality and respect for human rights, adding the church has never directed its members to vote for any candidate...
The Orthodox and Evangelical churches denied backing any presidential candidate in the runoff round in which the Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Mursī is competing with Husnī Mubārak’s last prime minister Ahmad Shafīq, scheduled to be held on June 16-17. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd, May 28, p. 3...
“Copts freely voted for the candidates they deemed fit for the presidential position just like any other Egyptian citizen,” Kamīl Siddīq, the Alexandria cathedral’s Millī Council secretary, said in statements. [Rajab Ramadān, al-Misrī al-Yawm, May 28, p. 4] Read original text in Arabic
“The Muslim Brotherhood has always been against the revolution while the Salafists have always been rejecting revolts against rulers…black flags were raised in the sit-in of al-‘Abbāssīyah a couple of weeks ago to indicate that al-Qā’idah entered Egypt, which has not taken place so far. However, al...

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